Friends With Boys- Faith Erin Hicks
So after years and years of homeschooling, Maggie is finally attending a school. But not just any school, the school that her three brothers attend. To make matters worse, her mother has gone AWOL, she doesn't know anyone at this school, its freshman year, and there is a ghost haunting her.
I liked it. Let me first get that out of the way. I truly enjoyed the drawings and the story. I do feel that it could have been just a smidgen better. Oh, well. It was cute and that is all you have to know!
This was not apart of the reading challenge!
The Morganville Vampires- Rachel Caine
So 16-year-old, child genius, Claire Danvers, has gone to college, in a small town called Morganville. Where the population is always steadily decreasing. Not because of the hundreds of students that transfer or disappear, and not because of the crime rate(not truly anyhow). How is Claire going to cope with not only the mean girls on campus, but the unknown danger that lurks out in the shadows of night?
I loved it. I thought that it was simple enough to keep me from getting confused, but so full of plot twists that I had no choice but to keep reading. So, now I have the fourth one and not the third and I am soooo tempted. I won't do it just yet though, maybe.
by Jesse Andrews.
Greg Gaines, a pugdy, socially awkward, a-little-off-his-rocker, and always wanting to be invisible is forced by his mother to spend time with a girl with Leukemia Greg says in the beginning that he hadn't learned anything from Rachel's death, but I happen to disagree. What he learned is written right there on the very last page.
This is a very good book(if you ignore all the vulgar words and profanity). It is witty and conversational(which some people may not like unfortunately). It is not some book bent on giving you Gandhi like advice when someone in your life contracts Leukemia though. It's cute and I liked it.
Let me start by saying how insanely entertained I was. Now, on to the synopsis.
Debbie is in love(like serious stalking time love) with her best friend, and has dedicated the last five years to being the person Debbie thinks that Lisa would want to date. Yes, I said Lisa, and yes she is a girl, in love with a girl(I forgot to read the back and ended up not knowing until she said it). So anyhow, Debbie writes a list about why she is not a wacky sidekick for Lisa, and puts in her backpack, which she then forgets in a fit of rage. Why is this list important? I think you already know. Go read it, I'm serious this book will leave you in a fit of giggles(sorry if you don't enjoy giggling), the same way when you started it.
So, this week I read Alanna: The First Adventure. Clearly, by the way it is stated above. So, this book is about a girl who switches places with her brother. Her brother goes on to learn sorcery and the girl goes to learn the ways of the warriors. It's pretty legit. I truly love this book, I mean I was always one for womanly impowerment, and to add the romance to this book was like adding water to a grease fire: Simply explosive. It truly was grand-tascular. I mean what girl doesn't want a prince to fall at their feet and kick male chauvinistic bottoms? I for one would enjoy that, immensely. Good thing this is only the first book, expect a few more reviews under this series.